Books

11:17am

Mon November 4, 2013
Books

Hashe's Debut Novel 'Ex-Club Tong Pang' Combines Comedy, Crime

The Ex-Club Tong Pang by Janis Hashe/Twilight Times Books (2013)

In the relatively short time she has been in Chattanooga, Janis Hashe has realized several of her goals, including establishing a repertory company that has presented a number of Shakespeare's plays in a variety of locations such as Coolidge Park and Grace Episcopal Church. She also works as an editor for local weekly The Pulse, and teaches classes on theater at Chattanooga State. But one goal has eluded her for a long time.

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11:00am

Fri November 1, 2013
Books

'Tennessee Tails' Features Pet Stories from Ooltewah Vet

Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People, by Dr. Kathryn Primm

Dr. Kathryn Primm, a veterinarian who owns Applebrook Animal Hospital in Ooltewah, has written a memoir.  It's a collection of short, true stories about her four-legged patients and the people who love them.  Tennessee Tails: Pets and Their People is available from Amazon.  Proceeds from the book's first year of sales will benefit the Chattanooga Humane Society and the Pet Placement Center.

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11:08am

Thu October 31, 2013
Books

Stoker Descendant Discusses Famous Ancestor

Dacre Stoker is the great-grand-nephew of Dracula author Bram Stoker.  In this segment, Dacre discusses his famous ancestor's inspiration.  Was Vlad the Impaler really the inspiration for the world's most famous vampire?  Was one of Bram Stoker's brothers the inspiration for Van Helsing?

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11:49am

Mon October 21, 2013
Books

Off the Shelf: C&R Press Publisher Seeks Community Involvement

Chad Prevost runs C&R Press, a Chattanooga-based, nonprofit book publishing company.  Prevost and C&R authors are keeping busy with the Fusebox reading series, the Meacham Writers’ Workshop, and more.  For Prevost, it’s not enough to put books on a shelf—he also wants his company to be an active part of the community.

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10:00am

Fri September 27, 2013
Books

Fascinating Journeys Featured in Nicely’s ‘East Tennessee Walking Tour and Historic Guide’

Local author and history buff Maury Nicely has written a regional guidebook, East Tennessee Walking Tour and Historic Guide.  In this interview, Nicely and WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller talk about the trivia, state lore and historic locations featured in the book.

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3:18pm

Fri September 20, 2013
Happenings

Local Authors Featured at Friends of the Library Booksale 9/21 - 9/30

Karen Gamble and clerical crime author Becky Wooley join us for an interview.  Both are Friends of the Library members.  The organization, which supports various Chattanooga Public Library programs, plans a book sale at Eastgate Town Center from September 21st to September 30th, and many local authors will participate.  

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2:59pm

Fri September 20, 2013

3:56pm

Tue September 17, 2013
Southern Lit

Gilmore Weaves Compelling Tale of Small-Town Seamstresses in ‘The Funeral Dress’

Random House recently published a new novel from Southern author (and Chattanooga resident) Susan Gregg Gilmore. She won acclaim for her first two novels, Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen and The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove.   The Funeral Dress is inspired by real seamstresses who worked at a Dunlap shirt factory in the 1970s.

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5:12pm

Fri September 13, 2013
Books

The 'Color of Christ' and The Civil War: A Conversation With Edward J. Blum

An interview with Edward Blum.

Publisher's Weekly named The Color of Christ as one of the best religion books of 2012.  

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9:36am

Thu September 12, 2013
Dark Crime Wanted

New Chattanooga Book Imprint Focuses on Noir Genre

An interview with Tennessee Noir publisher Pamela Alexander

 The imprint is called Tennessee Noir.

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5:39pm

Thu September 5, 2013
Books

Kickstarter Funds Sought for 'Tennessee River: Sparkling Gem of the South'

Ron Lowery is seeking Kickstarter support to publish his book 'Tennessee River: Sparkling Gem of the South.'

Photographer/pilot Ron Lowery has taken aerial photos of the Tennessee River from the Appalachian Mountains to Paducah, Kentucky. He is seeking Kickstarter support to publish a coffee table book, Tennessee River:  Sparkling Gem Of The South. 

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11:16am

Fri August 23, 2013
Books

Wooley Pens Clerical Crime Novel 'Murder, Intelligently Designed'

An interview with Becky Wooley.

Becky Wooley's Grit and Grace mystery novels feature amateur detectives Grit Griffin and Grace Willis, two churchgoing sleuths whose cases are often entangled with church drama and theological questions.

Murder, Intelligently Designed is the second book in the series,  a clerical crime novel that combines questions about faith and science with a whodunit plot.

Becky Wooley lives in Chattanooga, and is a minister's wife and former church secretary.   

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11:17am

Mon July 29, 2013
Books

Crowdfunding Sought for 'Game of Horror' Graphic Novel

Promo art for GAME OF HORROR, a graphic novel by Shane Berryhill and James E. Lyle.

An interview with author Shane Berryhill.

Chattanooga, Tennessee author Shane Berryhill and Waynesville, North Carolina artist James E. Lyle collaborated to create Game of Horror, a graphic novel described as "The Hunger Games meets classic monster cinema in an action-packed tale of terror."

In the story, an undead girl named Lily fights ghouls in a combat tournament, and the tale is meant as an allegory for human trafficking.  The creators are seeking Kickstarter funds to publish the graphic novel.

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3:58pm

Fri June 21, 2013
Best New Read

‘Bullets and Bread’ Serves Up WWII Memories, Chow Trivia

Kent Whitaker, a culinary author who lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has collected dozens of anecdotes, historical facts, humorous stories and first-person accounts in his new book Bullets and Bread: The Story of the Sacrifice in American Homes to Feed Troops in World War II.  He joins WUTC for an interview.

2:58pm

Tue June 4, 2013
A Guide For Would-Be Rock Stars

Svenonius’s ‘Supernatural Strategies’ Involve Spaghetti-Slinging Specters & Marxist Music Musings

Ian Svenonius's book Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group was published in 2013.
Credit Akashic Books

WUTC's Michael Edward Miller interviews author/musician Ian Svenonius.

Ian Svenonius is a singer who fronted  Weird War, The Make-Up, The Nation of Ulysses and other Washington, D.C. hardcore and indie groups. Yet he claims his book Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock ‘n’ Roll Group doesn't draw on his own personal knowledge. Instead, the book contains advice from the Great Beyond. Ghosts communicate with him in bizarre ways, such as tossing spaghetti against a wall, and share unconventional, Marxist interpretations of popular music's evolution. In this interview, Svenonius and WUTC's Michael Edward Miller talk about the book (and play and discuss several of his songs.)

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